Mount Vernon is committed to providing a global education that exposes students to world events, teaches them to navigate myriad cultures, and equips them with the tools necessary to address global challenges.
We offer our students a world language program that includes Spanish, French, and Latin in the Upper and Middle Schools, along with Spanish and Chinese programs that begin in Preschool and continue through the Lower School years.
Upper School students are provided with the opportunity to travel to several countries during Interim Week in the spring semester. Trips to China, Costa Rica, and Italy in spring of 2015 allowed our students to experience various cultures. Experiencing a variety of different environments stateside also provides learning opportunities.
Mount Vernon also hosts international student exchanges for students in grades 9-12. The Global Education exchange programs offer valuable opportunities for students to learn about cultural diversity, while benefiting from Mount Vernon’s innovative college preparatory curriculum.
Taking the global experience to another level, MVPS has established sister school relationships with two educational institutions in Zambia - Garden Presbyterian School and The Helen De Vos School. These relationships allow teachers and students to communicate and learn from one another in a meaningful way, while creating lifelong partnerships that spread throughout the Mount Vernon community. Additionally, Mount Vernon has solidified yearly exchange opportunities available to Upper School world language students to study abroad at two international schools: Europa International School (Seville, Spain) and Helen Bouchere School (Thionville, France). Students who pursue these learning opportunities are able to greatly advance their world language skills in an environment of complete immersion while experiencing life in a foreign country.